Apparently, she wasn't able to accommodate all of the people
who came down to her tattoo shop on the special day, and on Sunday,
she posted an apology on her MySpace
blog, explaining that she did not expect such a large crowd
to show up.
Per the Guinness guidelines, Von D only inked
one design, a Guinness-approved "LA" logo, on a first-come-first-served
basis at a cost of only $20.
“When we first started getting the idea of setting
this record, it was very important for me to try my hardest to include
everyone in on this experience, especially my fans,” she said in
her blog post. (enlarge
“When I posted the bulletin/blog about the record i was gonna attempt,
I felt like it would be so cool to have people come down that ive
either already met at one point or another, as well as some that
I've never met. BUT, I definitely did not plan on having as many
people show up.”
At one point, there were approximately 1,000 people
waiting in line, and police were compelled to tell the crowd to
Aside from dealing with onslaught of people and city
officials, Kat Von D was also trying her best to tattoo as many
people as she could. She was so determined to reach her goal that
she kept her liquid consumption to a minimum, “put on nicotine patches”
to curb the urge to take cigarette breaks, and took only three 3-minute
breaks throughout the entire process.
According to her MySpace page, the accomplishment
was quite an undertaking. She blogged about the great turnout, the
not-so-great sheriffs and fire marshals and about completing her
goal of tattooing 400 people in a 24 hour period.
Kat also raised money for charity along the way. Proceeds
from the hopefully record setting event will be going to the non-profit
Angels, which "provides supplements to developing countries
and communities that are in dire nutritional need."